.................................

.................................

3. Assessed Chemicals

 

All notified and assessed new and existing chemicals are subject to secondary notification obligations when certain circumstances set out in the original assessment report occur, namely:

  • The function or use of the chemical has or is likely to change

  • The amount of the chemical introduced has or is likely to increase

  • In the case of an imported chemical, it has begun to be manufactured

  • The method of manufacture has or is likely to change

  • Additional information is available on the adverse health or environmental effects of the chemical; and/or

  • Other circumstances recommended on the assessment report for the chemical have occurred

The introducer of the assessed chemical must report to the Director within 28 days of becoming aware of any of the above circumstances.

The Director may, by notice in the Chemical Gazette require the secondary notification of a chemical by person/s to whom the notice applies within a period of not less than 28 days. Person/s to whom the notice applies must provide information about the chemical that is to be given by way of secondary notification within a period of not less than 28 days.

Compliance Criteria

Evidence is required that known significant changes in circumstances to assessed chemicals are reported to the Director within 28 days of introducers becoming aware of them.

Evidence is required that the person(s) specified in the Director's call for information has submitted the required information as listed in the Chemical Gazette within the specified timeframe.

Checklist

Is there continuous monitoring of the use and health and environmental effects of the chemical?

Relevant commercial documents showing the amount of the chemical introduced and used

Observations of adverse health and environmental effects are recorded

The introducers checks full public reports of assessed chemicals to monitor increases in introduction volumes and changes in use

For a chemical proposed to be introduced through import at the time of the assessment, has it, or is it likely to be manufactured?

Has the method of manufacture changed, or is likely to change?

Will the changes increase the risk of adverse health effects, or adverse environmental effects?

Has any additional information become available on the health or environmental effects of the chemical?

Are measures being taken to ensure any health or environmental effects are being recorded?

Have any other changes occurred?

Other specific issues stated in the original report are checked

 

<<  Back to Online Compliance Guide Index

.................................